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'Coronation Street' producer Phil Collinson to stay with soap

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Corrie Producer Phil Collinson

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Coronation Street producer Phil Collinson has revealed that he will be sticking with the soap until at least 2013.

Collinson was appointed as the show's boss in November 2009 and took office a few months later, succeeding Kim Crowther.

The programme's chief has now confirmed that he will remain in his position for the foreseeable future, overseeing Coronation Street's studio move to Salford Quays.

Collinson told the Manchester Evening News: "The show is moving to Salford Quays next year. That's a very big move for us. I'll see that through as producer. So that takes me into the middle of next year.

"I can't see beyond that at the moment. I'm happy to be creatively leading the show and still think I've got more stories to tell."

Discussing his role, he said: "It's a tough job. There are a lot of different responsibilities. But I really enjoy it. I was a fan of Coronation Street before I started working on it, so it really is a privilege."

Coronation Street has enjoyed a recent run of success by picking up the top soap prizes at the National Television Awards and Broadcast Awards. The show has also been delivering strong ratings to ITV1.

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